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is publishing more information from edward snowden the national security agency computer technician who is spilling the secrets of u.s. surveillance. bob orr is our homeland security correspondent. today's story say they may be stealing the communications of the networks of google and yahoo!, what did you find out about that today? >> reporter: scott, it seems n.s.a. is getting far more aggressive than it's been in pushing back of these stories based on the leaks, specifically n.s.a. chief keith alexander denied the "washington post" report which claimed that the u.s. government is using some kind of secret back door or back doors to routinely scoop up millions of communication records from users of yahoo! and google. alexander made point of saying that n.s.a. does get information from those internet search companies but only through court orders. >> pelley: bob orr in our washington newsroom. thank you, bob. in egypt, a top leader of the muslim brotherhood was arrested today by the military government, it's part of the crackdown on brotherhood which advocates a strict islamic governmen
. the national security agency this morning denying today a report that it hacked into google and yahoo! servers as part of its spying program. nbc's andrea mitchell is in washington this morning with more on this story. trae, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. well, based on leaked documents from edward snowden, "the washington post" now reports that the nsa and british intelligence have hacked into the main communications links connecting google and yahoo! overseas. this would be a back doorway that avoids legal restrictions here in the u.s. that require a court order to access accounts. according to "the post" this enables the nsa to access hundreds of millions of user accounts including those of many americans. the nsa did issue a brief denial but it did not directly address this specific charge. yahoo! and google say they were unaware of the hacking but google said it has, quote, long been concerned about the possibility of this kind of snooping adding, we are outraged at the lengths to which the government seems to have gotten its intercept data from our data networks and un
investigations, and strengthening the processes by which agencies make national security and suitability determinations. we must ensure those processes and the processes for granting or revoking access to facilities and information systems fully mitigate risks. we have a multisector work force, comprised of military, civilian, and contractor personnel. we work to ensure robust vetting policies and policies are applied to all individuals with access to federal facilities, networks, or classified information in a consistent manner. this approach reflects two important principles, first, the need to protect our national security is no less critical when the work is performed by contractors than when it is performed by federal employees. second, the men and women who make up the contractor work force are no less patriotic than their government counterparts, and in fact many have had meaningful careers as federal employees or in the armed forces. while we have made significant progress in the area of suitability security clearance and credentially process reform, we need to do more. in 2004,
about the report of the national security agency. and the google executive says that there will be an urgent need for the reform. as comments filed the washington post report based on former nsa contractor edward snowden. >>> well changes on the security clearance system for the federal workers could be in the wakes of the shootings. and they had a hearing on the advocacy of the clearances. the question is how did they get that security clearance despite a series of violent outbursts and repeated brushes with the law? >>> syria has destroyed their weapons. they started in september when they broke the agreement for syria. and this after the obama administration threatened military action against the syrian government. >> we are now in a position to conduct any further productional mixing of chemical weapons, as far as they are disclosed. and that is suppose to have happen for them by next summer. >>> be careful if you are out in georgetown tonight. they will be out and about later. there's no crooks on out there who needed to rip off three people just this past t
. . >>> now, to the controversy surrounding the national security agency. a document obtained by al jazeera shows agency officials had been advised to site the 9/11 attacks when asked to testify about surveillance activities before congress. it was listed under a subheading titled, "sound bites that resonate", it contains a series of talking points. the nsa did not comment. there were revelations about the extent of the nsa surveillance activities. the "the washington post" reports that the agency broke into the links connecting ya he and google. the agency will be able to collect data from hundreds of millions of uses, many belonging to americans. the government has not confirmed or denied the report. google and yahoo are unaware of the activity. >> the president of syria say talks will only succeed if foreign powers stop supporting the opposition. james bays says they are on the way to trying to end the civil war. >> the u.n. special representative lakhdar brahimi meeting with syria's president bashar al-assad - part of efforts to organise a peace conference after more than 2.5 years of b
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